The Wars of the Roses

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The Folio Society, United Kingdom 
372 pages 
Beaufort, Margaret, -- Countess of Richmond and Derby, -- 1443-1509.Edward -- IV, -- King of England, -- 1442-1483 -- Relations with women.Hastings, William Hastings, -- Lord, -- 1430?-1483. 
Profiles the tumultuous era of the Wars of the Roses, the brutal 15th-century struggle to decide which branch of the royal family would win the crown of England, through the stories of five major players: William Hastings, a brave Yorkist soldier and charming courtier who rose from relative obscurity to become one of King Edward's closest advisers (and his pimp); the head of England's most ancient noble family, John de Vere, Earl of Oxford, who was determined to win the crown back for the Lancastrians; Lady Margaret Beaufort, the richest woman in England, a pious but dangerous noblewoman of royal descent and the mother of the future Henry VII; John Morton, a brilliant priest-lawyer and political genius who was skillful enough to be relied on by both Yorkist and Lancastrian kings to handle important state matters; and the beautiful daughter of a rich London merchant and sometime mistress of kings, Jane Shore 
Biblio Notes
Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby; Edward, King of England; William Hastings Hastings, Lord; John de Vere Oxford, Earl of; John Morton; Jane Shore; Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby; Edward, King of England; William Hastings Hastings, Lord; John Morton; John de Vere Oxford, Earl of; Jane Shore
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Desmond Seward; Folio Society (London, England)
OCLC Number: 774538295
Notes: In slipcase.
Originally published: London : Constable ; New York : Viking, 1995.
"This edition follows the text of the 2007 paperback edition, entitled A brief history of the Wars of the Roses, published by Robinson, an imprint of Constable & Robinson Ltd, with minor emendations."--Title page verso.
Description: xix, 372 pages, 25 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map, genealogical tables ; 26 cm
Responsibility: Desmond Seward ; with a new preface by the author.  
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